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  • Supreme Court Declares All PA Courts Closed Until April 6, 2020
    Supreme Court Declares All PA Courts Closed Until April 6, 2020

    By Order dated March 18, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declared that ALL Pennsylvania Courts are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC . This includes all magisterial district courts, courts of common ...

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  • Right to Speedy Trial
    Right to Speedy Trial

    In Pennsylvania, the rules of court provide that a criminal defendant must be brought to trial from the date of the filing of a formal complaint within 365 days. In the event the criminal defendant is ...

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  • "Protective Sweeps" an Exception to the Warrant Requirement

    Recently, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in Commonwealth v. Tuggles , 58 A.3d 840 (December 20, 2012) held that it was appropriate for an officer to conduct a protective sweep of the interior ...

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  • I've Been Acquitted of Criminal Charges- Now What?
    I've Been Acquitted of Criminal Charges- Now What?

    There's a quote that fits..."so where can I go to get my good name back?" By Attorney Jeffrey B. Engle , Managing partner I recently represented an individual that was wrongfully accused of a crime ( ...

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